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Biography

Dimitris Tzamouranis

1967 Born in Kalamata, Greece
1985–1990 Studied painting and printed graphics at the Academy of fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1991-1994 Studied painting at the Universität der Künste (UdK)Berlin. Meisterschüler Diplom.
1995 Spiropoulos Foundation award, Athens
1999 Residence in Istanbul with a scholarship of the Senatsverwaltung für
Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin
Lives and works in Berlin and Kalamata.

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2018 Garden of Youth, Tumult Foundation, Contemporary Art Center, Torun´
2017 Mare Nostrum, Galerie Michael Haas, and Kunstlager Haas, Berlin
2015 A day for Life, a day for Death, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki
2014 Melancholia – Altar, Zone Contemporaine, Bern – Niedewagen
Tarot, Galerie Haas, Zürich
2013 Dimitris Tzamouranis, Retrospektive, Frissiras Museum, Athens
Melancholia, Kunsthalle Osnabrück
2012 Melancholia, Galerie Miro, Prague
2011 Videoworks 1999-2001 Dimitris Tzamouranis, Vierter Stock, Projektraum Berlin
2010 Dimitris Tzamouranis – New Paintings, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin
2009 Time of the Signs – Jimmie Durham, Kendell Geers, Dimitris Tzamouranis,
de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich
2008 Scarscapes, MOMus Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki
Dimitris Tzamouranis, Akademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin
2007 Supraficciones, Fundació “la Caixa”, Lleida, Spain
2006 Das Haus, Kunstverein Buchholz, Buchholz
Spiegelsaal, Wohnmaschine, Berlin
2005 Paintings, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki
2004 Dimitris Tzamouranis, Batagianni Gallery, Athens
2003 Dimitris Tzamouranis – Malerei, Tammen Galerie, Berlin
2001 2+2=5, Stigma Gallery, Athens
1999 Rent a Dream, Bm-Suma Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
1997 Dimitris Tzamouranis, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens
1996 Museum Spyropoulos, Athens
1995 Pleiades Gallery, Athens
1991 Galerie Marsyas, Berlin
Silent conversations, Pleiades Gallery, Athens
1990 Gallery TinT, Thessaloniki

Group exhibition (selection)

2019 Homemade Exotica, Freiraum in der Box, Berlin

cdghlmtw, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

Woods Art Institute, Wentorf bei Hamburg

Wundersame Welten, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

2018 Painting is still alive, Contemporary Art Center, Torun´

New Horizons III, Museum Frissiras, Athen

The Poetry of Memory, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rethymnon Kreta

Durch die Zeit, Zone Contemporaine, Bern-Niederwagen

2017 Antidoron, the Collection of EMST, Documenta 14 Kassel

New Acquisitions, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

2015 Freude Schöner Götter Funken – Am Anfang War Das Kreuz, Galerie ABTART, Stuttgart
2014 Existenzielle Bildwelten, Sammlung Reinking, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen

Painting III (2000-2015) – Frissiras Museum, Athens

Beyond melancholia., Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg

2013 Landschaft nach 2000, Kunsthalle Osnabrück

Real-Real? – Galerie Haas AG, Zürich

Dream and Reality, Aliseo Art Projects, Gengenbach

Art:screen, Vetlanda Museum, Schweden

2012 Alte und neue Stilleben aus der SØR-Rusche Sammlung, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Waldersloh-Liesborn

Face to Face, The Artist and the Collector, Frissiras Museum, Athens

2011 Polyglossia, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athen

Bulbus oculi, Kunstruimte deWILLEM3, Vlissingen

Traum und Realität, Galerie Siegel – Springmann, Freiburg

2010 Lebenslust und Totentanz, Olbricht Collection, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems

Waking the Dead, Kunsthalle Autocenter, Berlin

Naked truth, Museum Frissiras, Athens

Dream and reality, Galerie Miro, Prag

2009 Berlin-Istanbul: Die Berliner Istanbul Stipendiaten 1998-2009, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin

Paint-id. Contemporary painting in Greece, MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

In Istanbul, Between Arrival and Departure, Bm-Suma Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul

2008 Call it what you like – Collection Rik Reinking,

Kunst Centret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg

Auslaender in Berlin, CITRIC, Brescia

2007 Malkunst 2 – Contemporary Painting in Berlin

Schloss Plüschow, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Plüschow

Topoi, Museum Benaki, Athen

Malkunst 2 – Contemporary Painting in Berlin Mudima, Fondazione per l´Arte Contemporanea, Mailand

Activni constelace, Haus der Kunst der Stadt Brünn, Tschechien

2006 Masquerades – Femininity, Masculinity and other Certainties, Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

Sabotage of Reality, Batagianni Gallery, Athens

Minimal Illusions, Villa Merkel & Bahnwärterhaus, Esslingen

2005 Drawings, Batagianni Gallery, Athens

Rigo Schmidt, Gavin Tremlett, Dimitris Tzamouranis, Wohnmaschine, Berlin

Passion des Sammelns, Stiftung Federkiel, Halle 14, Leipzig

An outing – Beltsios Collection, Art Center Trikala, Griechenland

2004 Biennale europea Arte Visive, Premio del Golfo, La Spezia

Breaktrough, Arco 2004,  Alcala 31, Madrid

In the Gorges of the Balkans, Personal Cinema Group, Kunsthalle Friidericianum, Kassel

2002 Cetinje Biennial, Cetinje Biennale of Visual Arts, Cetinje, Montenegro

Familistère 1, Kunst-Werke e.V., Berlin

La creación de la Guerra de los Balcanes: el juego, MediaLab Prado, Madrid

2001 Milestones for peace, Milton J. Well Gallery, New York
2000 Cleaning material store, Apartment Project, Istanbul
1999 Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athens
1998 Transmutar – Berlin –  Barcelona, Associacion de Cultura Contemporania L`Angelot (ACC), Barcelona

Orient/e, The Jewish Museum and Archives of Hungary, Budapest

1997 And Still the Ship is not in Sight, GAK – Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst e.V., Bremen

And Still the Ship is not in Sight, Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997, Contemporary Art Center,Thessaloniki

Inhuman essays, Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens

1990 Configura 2, Kunsthalle Erfurt

Atmosfery, Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Pösen, Polen

 

Artist Publications

 

  • Tumult Foundation (Hrsg.): Dimitris Tzamouranis, Garden of Youth, Torun 2018. Text: Michael Stoeber.
  • Galerie Michael Haas (Hrsg.): Mare Nostrum, Dimitris Tzamouranis, Berlin 2017. Text: Michael Stoeber
  • Galerie Haas Zürich (Hrsg.): Tarot, Dimitris Tzamouranis, Berlin 2014. Text: Erika Költzsch
  • Frissiras Museum (Hrsg.): Dimitris Tzamouranis – Painting. Athens 2013. Text: Thanassis Moutsopoulos
  • Kunsthalle Osnabrück (Hrsg.): Dimitris Tzamouranis Melancholia. Ostfildern 2013, Hatje Cantz Verlag. Text: Sotirios Bachtsetzis, Andre Lindhorst, David Woodard
  • Galerie Michael Haas Berlin(Hrsg.): Dimitris Tzamouranis – New Paintings, Berlin 2010 Text: Christos Joachimides
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Hrsg.): Dimitris Tzamouranis, Malerei, Berlin 2008

Kunstverein Buchholz (Hrsg.): Dimitris Tzamouranis, Altenburg 2006, Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Text: Sven Nommensen, Sotirios Bachtsetzis